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Friday’s Page 69 ~ Beasts and Beauty by Soman Chainani

Friday’s Page 69 ~ Beasts and Beauty by Soman Chainani

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales, Children's Books, Fantasy, Retellings, Short Stories, Wolf, Girl, Red Riding Hood, Cover Love, Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale
Beware the parent who craves a child in order to mend a broken heart.
They often come with the best of intentions, as this one does, with his once rose-red hair turned gray and his sagging flesh and hump in his spine, a man once a boy, whose parents kept him in a tower and smothered him with love, hoarding him away, until it was too late to find love for himself.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Teaser Tuesday ~ Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Of Curses and Kisses, Boarding School, Sandhya Menon, Young Adult, Retelling, Beauty and the Beast, Roses, White Letters
I flipped through the pages and settled on…. page 184!
The ski lift ride up was magical. The air was crisp and clear and cold like a piece of dark crystal. As they rose higher and higher, Jaya’s breath caught at the sight below them – the stone lodge was lit up in a thousand twinkling lights, the giant fountain in the courtyard staggering under a heavy blanket of snow. Ice crystals glittered in all the tree branches, like strands of diamonds.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ A Far Away Magic

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ A Far Away Magic

A Far Away Magic, Red, Leaves, Silhouettes, Amy Wilson, Children's Book, Retelling
There’s a massive mirror in the drawing room. It haunts me. If you look hard enough, if you look in just the right way, you can see yourself for who you could be. There is always the hope. Most of the time it just shows me exactly what all the others see; what we all become in this house. The crooked spine, the sallow skin, the dark hair that curls and grows out. Nose is longer, more prominent than an average boy’s nose. Shadows cling tight and there’s a warp in the air around me.